Monday, August 15, 2011

More Auction Stuff!

Hi Bloggerettes!

Friday night was auction night and I felt as though I should have worn my boxing gloves!  Whew, it was ruff tuff creampuff!!!

Had to fight for this one.  This lovely seascape on canvas was not about to go to anyone else but me!  Do you hear me mean man that tried to take it from me!
I painted the frame and I think it's perfect for my entryway.
I loved the crinkle of the shabby wonderful.

I doubt that it will ever hang in a museum, but hey, Mr. Sissie says our house looks like a "museum," so there ya go!

Gizzy approves...

When I saw this pretty slip covered chair I knew I had the perfect place for it.   Another bidder wanted it as bad as I did, so the price started going up.  I almost gave up but decided to up the bid just one more time!
Glad I did...

It even had the manufacturer tags on it.  The slipcover can be removed for washing, how cool is that!

Okay, that's it for now.  So get out there and make, sew, create, design, photograph, paint, write, cook or repurpose something wonderful and share it with the rest of us!



Ivy and Elephants said...

I am so glad you got that painting over the mean man because he would have never done it justice like you did. The white on the frame was absolutely perfect.


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Sissie, don't you just hate it when someone wants the same thing as you. I'm so glad you got the painting, and I'm loving your chair, it's gorgeous! Hope you have a beautiful week!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hey, I am glad you hung in there Sissie! I love both of your finds...I got myself a watercolor at the antique co-op. Now I have to get to an auction so hopefully I can pay less!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

You should wear a three-cornered hat and a patch over one eye! lol These are beautiful finds. I especially love the chair!
Hope you have a nice week.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the ship painting and love that you painted the frame white, it is perfect for you home. That chair is wonderful, now I would love something like that with slipcovers. Glad you fought and won both of those!

hugs, Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Two fabulous finds. The painting is gorgeous and I love the colors. Great frame redo also. The chair is perfect. Love the size and style and the slipcover is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

If I ever go to an auction, I want you with me, Sissie! I like a woman who knows what she wants and will beat the you-know-what out of whoever gets in her way! : )

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love going to auctions and "shoving peeps out of the way"...LOL

The painting is PERFECT!!! I love it!

Happy Monday Sweetie!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You found a couple fun items, glad you ate your Wheaties before you went! Love the slip covered chair:@)

Cindy said...

Ohhhh, the colors in that painting are gorgeous! Blues and browns are the best together, and the chair is wonderful, a perfect little white slipcovered chair, wow... good grabs! Sweet Sissy, kickin butt at the auction!


Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Sissie, I can just see fun. Isn't it amazing how tough we can be when we want something? Hehe

I love the chair and the print is outstanding. Great finds.

Barb ♥

Sweet Meanderings said...

I would have fought for the painting too! It looks great in your entryway. I love the chair too. I want to go to an auction!!

Dorthe said...

Sissie, congratulations on "winning" those two beauties-
The painting is wonderful-I love it- and the chair is a great buy, too--good to "fight" now and then-lol-

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sissie, The colors in the painting are beautiful and what a fabulous chair you got. I love auctions except for when someone wants something as bad as I do!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It's fabulous and your house is not a museum...Mr. it is shabby and warm and even the cat approves! So there!LOL


Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
Sounds like you came out a winner! Love the painting, those colors are gorgeous! And your slip covered chair is perfection. One of these days I am gonna convince my hubby that we need a couch and chair just like it!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great finds Sissie. I like the crinkle in the painting too.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love that little painting Sissie - it´s perfect on your wall.
xo Tina

Riet said...

That beautiful painting was worth fighting for Sissie and I love that chair too. You did well at the auction.
Have a great day.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

That seascape is wonderful, Sissie! And you can't go wrong with that chair!

Sares said...

It sounds like you had some auction drama! You show em who's boss Sissie! That picture is neat and who doesn't love a shabby comfty chair! Did you get anything for the booths?!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You got some really lovely things! I LOVE that painting... and I think I would have been pretty tough in order to get it too! Beautiful!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

That painting is something else Sissie! Love the chair too! xo

Passionate for White said...

I would have held out for that painting as well....good for you. And the chair.. WOW!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Sissie...I love you sweet little white chair..and yes..I would have grabbed it too. I hate bidding wars..makes my poor old heart beat way too fast! :)
Just painted my old coffee table. It's amazing what a can of white paint can do!
You never fail to delight!

Pamela said...

Sissy what great finds! I would love to have you party with us sometime for Treasure Hunt Thursday!:)

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